Explore Norwood's Rich History

by Bella Caggiano
Visit the new exhibit this summer: The American Homefront during WWI
Issue Date: 
July, 2017
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The Fred Holland Day House is notably one of Norwood's rich historical treasures. Every summer, this local landmark, home of the Norwood Historical Society (NHS), offers Sunday tours as an informative resource for residents to learn more about Norwood's past, its industries, and influential occupants.
This year, to mark the centennial of the US entry into the Great War, NHS has enhanced its anthology with 'Knit Your Bit:' The American Homefront during WWI.' This impressive exhibit features not only NHS's historic costume collection and antiques of the period, by also reproduced garments hand crafted by 'Stitch Therapy," a group of local knitters that collaborate at the Morrill Memorial Library.

Through Labor Day, the Norwood Historical Society (NHS) is opening their doors to share its impressive collections of Norwood past at the Fred Holland Day House, at 93 Day St., 1-3 p.m.
The Day House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home of the Norwood Historical Society and the former residence of famed publisher, photographer, and philanthropist F. Holland Day. The Society’s historical album includes furniture, artifacts, and photographs relating to the Day family, their impressive house and a full history of this wonderful town.
Visitors can also enjoy viewing special exhibits relating to the Norwood Press and Plimpton Press, two of Norwood's largest employers during the early 20th century, as well as its newest presentation, 'Knit Your Bit:' The American Homefront during WWI.'. The displays include photos, books, and memorabilia, and reproduced garments.
Group tours and research requests are also available.
Admission is $5 for adults; and free for children and members of the Norwood Historical Society. For more information call the Norwood Historical Society at 781-762-9197 or visit their website at www.norwoodhistoricalsociety.org.